Professor of Law and Society
Year Joined RCNJ: 2010
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- Office: G224
- Office Hours: Monday 4 - 5:30 p.m., Tuesday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Webex), Thursday 4 - 5 p.m.
- Ph.D., Law and Society, New York University
- S.J.D., LL.M., Comparative Constitutional Law, Central European University, Hungary
- Licenta in Stiinte Juridice (Licentiate in Law), University of Bucharest School of Law, Romania
- Mihaela Serban CV October 2021
Founding co-editor, Ramapo Journal of Law and Society
- Comparative Legal Systems/Global Legal Order, Contemporary Issues in Law & Society/Law, Power & Inequality, Introduction to Law and Justice, Law and Society, Law and Culture, Law and Development, Transitional Justice, Moot Court, Social Issues, Human Rights, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Sociolegal Research and Writing, Ethics in a Global Age, Field Studies, Directed Readings, Thesis Supervision
Law and society in Eastern Europe, human rights, the rule of law, transitional justice
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Recent articles and book chapters:
- 2020, “Litigating Identity in Fascist and Post-Fascist Romania, 1940-1945,” Journal of Romanian Studies 2(2): 81-108.
- 2020 (with Monica Ciobanu), “Law, History and Justice in Romania: New Directions in Law and Society Research,” Journal of Romanian Studies 2(2): 9-22.
- 2018, “Stemming the Tide of Illiberalism? Legal Mobilization and Adversarial Legalism in Central and Eastern Europe,” in Special Issue: Legal Change in Post-Communist States: Courts, Police and Public Administration, eds. Peter Solomon and Kaja Gadowska, Communist and Post-Communist Studies 51(3). Reprinted in Legal Change in Post-Communist States. Progress, Reversions, Explanations, eds. Peter Solomon and Kaja Gadowska, Ibidem, 2019.
- 2018, “Regime Change and Property Rights Consciousness in Post-Communist Romania,” Law & Social Inquiry 43(3):732-763. Early preview publication February 10, 2017.
- 2015, “Rule of Law Indicators as a Technology of Power in Romania,” in The Quiet Power of Indicators: Measuring Development, Corruption, and the Rule of Law, Sally Engle Merry, Kevin Davis, and Benedict Kingsbury eds., Cambridge University Press.
- 2015, “The Exceptionalism of Housing in the Ideology and Politics of Early Communist Romania (1945-1965)“, Europe-Asia Studies 67(3).
- 2014, “The Loss of Property Rights and the Construction of Legal Consciousness in Early Socialist Romania (1950-1965).” Law & Society Review 48(4).
- 2010, “Surviving Property: Resistance against Urban Housing Nationalization during the Transition to Communism (Romania, 1950-1965),” in Special Issue: Interdisciplinary Legal Studies: The Next Generation, Studies in Law, Politics, and Society 51: 29-66, ed. Austin Sarat.
- 2010, “Law from Below: Women’s Human Rights and Social Movements in New York City” (with Peggy Levitt, Sally Merry and Diana H. Yoon), Law & Society Review 44(1).
- 2009, “‘Bringing Coals to Newcastle’? Human Rights Discourses and Social Change in New York City” (with Diana H. Yoon), Global Networks 9(4): 507-528.
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